Pharmacy Boards in the U.S.

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1. Alabama State Board of Pharmacy

In Alabama pharmacy technicians are regulated. You are required to apply to the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy to obtain a licensure. The state board is responsible for licensing and registration of Alabama pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacies. It regulates the practice and operation of pharmacies and distribution of prescription drugs in the state of Alabama.

The Board is comprised of five members, all of whom are pharmacists licensed and actively practicing pharmacy and/or pharmacy administration in the State of Alabama for at least the past five years. Three of the Board members are appointed by the Governor, while the other two are elected by ballot.

Contact Details

Website: www.albop.com/

Office: 205-981-2280
Fax: 205-981-2330

Susan Alverson
Executive Secretary
111 Village St
Birmingham, AL 35242


2. Alaska Board of Pharmacy

The Alaska Board of Pharmacy is tasked to design and implement effective regulatory and control measures for the practice of pharmacy in the state. Pharmacy Technicians are required to apply for their license to the Alaska Board of Pharmacy.

The Board is authorized to make decisions as regards licensing and take the necessary action against those who violate state licensing laws. It is comprised of seven members, five of whom are pharmacists and two from the general public. The Governor appoints all board members, who are then confirmed by the Legislature.

Contact Details

Website: www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardofPharmacy.aspx

Office: 907-465-2550
Fax: 907-465-2974
Email: [email protected]

Donna M. Bellino
Occupational Licensing Examiner
PO Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806

For Interns & Pharmacy Technicians Deborah Roesch, Licensing Examiner
Phone: 907-465-3142
Fax: 907-465-2974
Email: [email protected]


3. Arizona State Board of Pharmacy

The Arizona State Board of Pharmacy is tasked to regulate pharmacy practice as well as the manufacture, storage, distribution, and sale of medicines and pharmacy-related devices. The regulations they adopt are geared towards the promotion of public welfare, health, and safety.

Specifically, the Board is in charge of issuing licenses and permits, conducting investigations, and adjudicating violations of pharmacy laws and regulations. Additionally, the Board inspects permitted facilities to make sure pharmacy rules and regulations are always upheld. They also promulgate and review the laws governing pharmacy in the State of Arizona.

Contact Details

Website: www.pharmacy.az.gov/

Office: 602-771-2727
Fax: 602-771-2749

Kamlesh 'Kam" Gandhi
Executive Director
PO Box 18520
Phoenix, AZ 85005-8520
Email: [email protected]


4. Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy

The Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy was established to regulate the various aspects of the Arkansas drug delivery system. They issue licenses to pharmacists and pharmacies alike, and they also regulate the distribution, delivery, and/or sale of medicines, medical gases and equipment, and pharmacy-related devices.

The Board conducts compliance inspections and tests for pharmacies, and monitor pharmacists to ensure that the state's pharmacy laws are upheld at all times. Furthermore, they make sure that information on the laws governing pharmacy and related fields in the State of Arkansas is readily accessible.

Contact Details

Website: www.pharmacyboard.arkansas.gov/

Office: 501-682-0190
Fax: 501-682-0195

John Clay Kirtley
Executive Director
322 S Main St, Suite 600
Little Rock, AR 72201
Email: [email protected]


5. California State Board of Pharmacy

The California State Board of Pharmacy aims to ensure that the public receives the best possible service from their pharmacists and that pharmaceutical products are appropriately prescribed and used. They hope to achieve this goal through proper education, open communication, effective legislation, a systematic licensing process, and strict enforcement of laws and regulations.

Contact Details

Website: www.pharmacy.ca.gov/

Office: 916-574-7900
Fax: 916-574-8618

Virginia "Giny" Herold
Executive Officer
1625 N Market Blvd N219
Sacramento, CA 95834
Email: [email protected]


6. Colorado State Board of Pharmacy

The mission of the Colorado State Board of Pharmacy is to ensure that the consumer is protected at all times. They aim to do this by regulating pharmacists, pharmacies, and pharmacy interns as well as prescription drugs outlets and wholesalers.

The Board further works towards the fulfillment of their mission by properly implementing licensing regulations, conducting investigations of related complaints, and enforcing the necessary actions against proven violators of the laws and regulations governing pharmacy practice in the state.

Contact Details

Website: www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/Pharmacy

Office: 303-894-7800
Fax: 303-894-7692

Wendy Anderson
Program Director
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202-5143
Email: [email protected]


7. Connecticut Commission of Pharmacy

Comprised of seven governor-appointed members, the Connecticut Commission of Pharmacy governs and monitors pharmacy practice within the state. They are responsible for the registration and licensing of qualified pharmacists, pharmacy interns, and pharmacies in Connecticut.

The Commission also addresses pharmacy-related complaints, conducts investigations into these complaints, and metes out the necessary sanctions against proven violators of governing laws and regulations. Any sanction taken is recorded in the minutes of their regular meetings, which take place once each month.

Contact Details

Website: www.portal.ct.gov/DCP/Drug-Control-Division/Commission-of-Pharmacy/The-Commission-of-Pharmacy

Office: 860-713-6070
Fax:860-706-1242

Heather Hoynes
Board Administrator
450 Columbus Blvd, Suite 901
Hartford, CT 06103
Email: [email protected]


8. Delaware State Board of Pharmacy

Other than issuing licenses to pharmacists and pharmacy interns practicing within the state, the Delaware State Board of Pharmacy is also responsible for licensing pharmacies as well as the manufacturers and distributors of pharmaceuticals, retailers of veterinary drugs, and medical gas dispensers.

Furthermore, the Board is tasked to maintain a registry of drug outlets and ensure that these outlets implement safe practices at all times. They also promulgate the rules and regulations governing pharmacy practice in Delaware, address complaints, and impose sanctions as needed.

Contact Details

Website: www.dpr.delaware.gov/boards/pharmacy/

Office:302-744-4500
Fax:302-739-2711
Email: [email protected]

Geoffrey Christ
Executive Secretary
Cannon Building, 861 Silver Lake Blvd, Suite 203
Dover, DE 19904
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 302-677-7313


9. District of Columbia Board of Pharmacy

The District of Columbia Board of Pharmacy is responsible for regulating pharmacy and pharmaceutical detailing practice within the state. They advise the Mayor on standards and procedures to be followed, evaluate applications and issue licenses to qualified applicants, and address-related complaints.

Furthermore, the Board conducts investigations into complaints and enforces the law by handing out necessary sanctions. Seven members—five pharmacists and two consumers—are appointed by the Mayor to a three-year term, with each being eligible to serve two consecutive terms.

Contact Details

Website: www.dchealth.dc.gov/

Office:202-724-8800
Fax:877-862-4252
Email: [email protected]

Shauna White
Executive Director
899 N Capitol St, NE, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20002


10. Florida Board of Pharmacy

The primary responsibility of the Florida Board of Pharmacy is to ensure that every individual practicing pharmacy in the state and every pharmacy operating within Florida is duly qualified and diligently follows safe practices.

The Board closely monitors the licensing process and the practice of pharmacy in the state. They also make sure that pharmacy professionals practicing in Florida have the right competency levels, receive continuing education, and continuously apply safe practices in providing pharmaceutical products and services to consumers.

Contact Details

Website: www.floridaspharmacy.gov/

Office:850-245-4292
Fax:850-413-6982
Email:[email protected]

C. Erica White
Executive Director
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C04
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3254


11. Georgia State Board of Pharmacy

Georgia State Board of Pharmacy is in charge of regulating the state's pharmacists and pharmacies.

The Board strives to achieve their goal of promoting the health and safety of consumers by thoroughly reviewing applications for pharmacy practice, issuing licenses to qualified applicants, and regulating pharmacy practice throughout Georgia.

In the event of complaints being filed, the Board conducts investigations and metes out sanctions as needed.

Contact Details

Website: www.gbp.georgia.gov/

Office:404-651-8000
Fax:678-717-6694
Email:[email protected]

Tanja Battle
Executive Director
Georgia Department of Community Health, 2 Peachtree St NW, 6th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303


12. Guam Board of Examiners for Pharmacy

The Guam Board of Examiners for Pharmacy handles licensing for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in the state. They are also responsible for processing and issuing licenses for those who wish to operate pharmacies and pharmacy outlets in Guam.

In carrying out their responsibilities, the Board ensures that the Pharmacy Practice Act and all other laws, rules, and regulations governing pharmacy practice in the state are followed. In case of complaints, they conduct investigations and take the necessary actions.

Contact Details

Website: www.dphss.guam.gov/content/contact-us

Office:671-735-7412
Fax:671-735-7413
Email:[email protected]

Marlene Carbullido, MSN, RN
Acting Administrator
123 Chalan Kareta
Mangilao 96913


13. Hawaii State Board of Pharmacy

The Hawaii State Board of Pharmacy is comprised of seven members, five of whom are licensed pharmacists practicing in the state and the other two members of the general public. They are in charge of licensing not only for pharmacists in Hawaii, but also for pharmacies and wholesale prescription drugs distributors. The Board also handles the issuance of other pharmacy-related permits.

Complaints may also be filed involving perceived violations of the laws and regulations governing pharmacy practice in the state, in which case the Board shall conduct investigations and apply the necessary sanctions.

Contact Details

Website: www.cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/pharmacy/

Office:808-586-2695
Fax:808-586-2689
Email:[email protected]

Lee Ann Teshima
Executive Officer
PO Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801


14. Idaho State Board of Pharmacy

The Idaho State Board of Pharmacy is comprised of four licensed pharmacists and one consumer, all of whom are appointed by the Governor. The Board aims to promote the health and safety of the general public, a goal they hope to fulfill by putting in place appropriate and effective control and regulatory measures governing pharmacy practice in Idaho.

They handle licensing and registration for pharmacy practitioners, administer examinations, put in place requirements for continuing education, address complaints, and take the necessary action against pharmacy law violators.

Contact Details

Website: www.bop.idaho.gov/

Office:208-334-2356
Fax:208-334-3536
Email:[email protected]

Alex J. Adams, PharmD, MPh
Executive Director
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720
Email: [email protected]


15. Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation – State Board of Pharmacy

The State Board of Pharmacy in Illinois is under the umbrella of the IDFPR; it is tasked to regulate activities of pharmacists and pharmacies alike. The Board has nine members who have all been appointed by the Governor. Seven of these members are licensed pharmacists practicing within the state; the other two are chosen from the general public.

The Board is responsible for ensuring that every individual granted a license to practice pharmacy in Illinois is duly qualified, highly disciplined, and always exhibits professional conduct. They set the standards and make sure these standards are followed.

Contact Details

Website: www.idfpr.com/profs/pharm.asp

Office:800-560-6420
Fax:217-782-7645

Robert Gerton
Pharmacy Board Liaison
320 W Washington, 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62786


16. Indiana Board of Pharmacy

All appointed by the Governor, the seven members of the Indiana Board of Pharmacy serve a four-year term. Of the seven, one serves as representative of the general public and six have to be licensed pharmacists from a variety of pharmacy practice settings; one must currently be working as a hospital pharmacist.

The Board offers licensing services, investigates complaints, and implements any necessary disciplinary actions. They make sure that pharmacists, pharmacies, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy interns, wholesale drug distributors, remote dispensing facilities, and medical equipment service providers in the state uphold pharmacy practice laws at all times.

Contact Details

Website: www.in.gov/pla/pharmacy.htm

Office:317-234-2067
Fax:317-233-4236
Email: [email protected]

Darren Covington
Director
402 W Washington St, Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2739


17. Iowa Board of Pharmacy

Five licensed pharmacists practicing in the state and two members of the general public comprise the Iowa Board of Pharmacy; they are all appointed by the state's Governor. Their main responsibility is to regulate pharmacy practice as well as the legal dispensing and distribution of all prescription drugs and other pharmacy-related substances within the state.

In fulfillment of these responsibilities, the Board handles the licensing of pharmacists, facilitates continuing education for pharmacy practitioners, and promote regulations governing the distribution of prescription drugs and related substances. They also perform compliance audits of registered parties and implement disciplinary actions as needed.

Contact Details

Website: www.pharmacy.iowa.gov/

Office:515-281-5944
Fax:515-281-4609
Email: [email protected]

Andrew Funk, PharmD
Executive Director
400 SW 8th St, Suite E
Des Moines, IA 50309-4688


18. Kansas State Board of Pharmacy

The primary mission of the Kansas State Board of Pharmacy is to ensure that every individual involved in pharmacy practice in the state has gone through the proper licensing and registration process. The overall goal is to promote a better understanding of pharmacy practice and protect the health and safety of consumers.

The Board aims to fulfill their mission and achieve their goal by ensuring compliance with all laws, rules, and regulations governing pharmacy practice in Kansas. They investigate complaints and implement sanctions on proven violators.

Contact Details

Website: www.pharmacy.ks.gov/

Office:785-296-4056
Fax:785-296-8420
Email: [email protected]

Alexandra Blasi
Executive Secretary
800 SW Jackson, Ste 1414
Topeka, KS 66612


19. Kentucky Board of Pharmacy

As with their counterparts in other states, the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy is mandated to promote the public's health, safety, and welfare by enforcing pharmacy laws and regulating pharmacy practice in the state. The Board aims to accomplish their primary goal through a thorough testing and qualification process for those who aspire to practice pharmacy as well as by ensuring discipline among licensed practicing pharmacists.

The Board also ensures that there is easy access to updated information and laws governing pharmacy. It is funded solely through the fees collected from the issuance of licenses and permits.

Contact Details

Website: pharmacy.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Office:502-564-7910
Fax:502-696-3806
Email: [email protected]

Larry Hadley
Executive Director
State Office Building Annex, Ste 300, 125 Holmes St
Frankfort, KY 40601
Email: [email protected]


20. Louisiana Board of Pharmacy

Established in 1888, the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy is mandated to regulate pharmacy practice in the state, with the end goal of promoting the public health and safety. They aim to fulfill their mission by setting specific standards that those who wish to practice pharmacy in Louisiana have to meet in order to obtain the required licenses and/or permits.

The Board also monitors and regulates pharmacy practice in the state, to ensure that governing laws are upheld. Violators are sanctioned accordingly. Seventeen members comprise the Board, with two pharmacists representing each pharmacy district and one public representative.

Contact Details

Website: www.pharmacy.la.gov/

Office:225-925-6496
Fax:225-925-6499
Email: [email protected]

Malcolm J. Broussard
Executive Director
3388 Brentwood Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70809-1700


21. Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation – Board of Pharmacy

The primary mandate of the Maine Board of Pharmacy is to protect public health and safety. They implement regulatory measures applicable to all pharmacists and pharmacies in the state.

Specifically, the Board conducts examinations and issues licenses to all qualified pharmacists and pharmacy assistants. They also set up regulatory and control measures for the sale and distribution of all drugs. Furthermore, they set standards of quality for pharmacy-related products and services.

When complaints are filed, the Board conducts investigations and implements sanctions on proven violators of pharmacy laws.

Contact Details

Website: www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/pharmacy/

Office:207-624-8686
Fax:207-624-8666
Email:[email protected]

Geraldine L. "Jeri" Betts
Board Administrator
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333


22. Maryland Board of Pharmacy

The Board promotes and ensures top-quality healthcare in the state's field of pharmacy by setting up a systematic licensing and registration process for pharmacists, pharmacies, and prescription drug distributors. They also ensure that the quality of healthcare is maintained by continually educating the public and addressing related complaints.

There are 12 members comprising the Maryland Board of Pharmacy. Ten of them are licensed pharmacists representing the various pharmacy practice areas in the state, and two are consumers appointed by the state's Governor.

Contact Details

Website: www.health.maryland.gov/pharmacy/Pages/index.aspx

Office:410-764-4755
Fax:410-358-9512
Email:[email protected]

Deena Speights-Napata
Executive Director
PO Box 1991
Baltimore, MD 21203


23. Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy

The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy facilitates a licensing and registration process for pharmacists and pharmacies that help ensure the best service for consumers in the state. They have an accreditation system in place to make sure the state's practicing pharmacists come from only the best pharmacy colleges.

The Board further ensures that information regarding pharmacy practice and related topics are readily available to the public. Additionally, they uphold pharmacy laws by receiving and investigating complaints, and taking the necessary disciplinary actions against proven violators.

Contact Details

Website: www.mass.gov/orgs/board-of-registration-in-pharmacy

Office:617-973-0800
Fax:617-973-0983
Email:[email protected]

David Sencabaugh
Executive Director
239 Causeway St. 5th Floor, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02114


24. Michigan Board of Pharmacy

As provided for in the Public Health Code, the Michigan Board of Pharmacy has the authority to promote public health and safety by regulating pharmacy practice in Michigan. They are also mandated to set standards for all those wish to practice pharmacy within the state.

The Board also has the power to limit or prevent the sale of drugs that fail to comply with the provisions of the Code. Furthermore, they are responsible for disciplining licensed pharmacy practitioners who, by violating governing laws and regulations, are proven to have compromised public health and safety.

Contact Details

Website: www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-72600---,00.html

Office:517-373-8068
Fax:517-373-1044
Email:[email protected]

Bureau of Professional Licensing/Licensing Division
611 W Ottawa, 3rd Floor, PO Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909-8170


25. Minnesota Board of Pharmacy

The mission of the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy is to promote and preserve public health and safety, and they aim to fulfill that mission by ensuring that pharmaceuticals are safely distributed within their jurisdiction and that citizens of the state receive only topnotch pharmaceutical care.

The Board is also responsible for the licensing of pharmacists and pharmacies in Minnesota as well as for resolving complaints and taking disciplinary actions as needed.

Nine individuals comprise the Board, six of whom are licensed pharmacists practicing in the state and three representing the general public.

Contact Details

Website: www.mn.gov/boards/pharmacy/

Office:651-201-2825
Fax:612-617-2262
Email:[email protected]

Cody C. Wiberg
Executive Director
2829 University Ave SE, Suite 530
Minneapolis, MN 55414-3251


26. Mississippi Board of Pharmacy

Seven members appointed by the Governor comprise the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy. An administrative staff assists them in carrying out their tasks and in fulfilling their mission of promoting public health and safety.

The Board is mandated to regulate and control pharmacy practice as well as the distribution of pharmacy-related devices and prescription drugs within the state. They handle the licensing and registration of pharmacists and pharmacies in Mississippi, and they receive and resolve complaints, implementing sanctions wherever necessary.

Contact Details

Website: www.mbp.ms.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Office:601-899-8880
Fax:601-899-8851

6360 I-55 North
Suite 400
Jackson, MS 39211


27. Missouri Board of Pharmacy

The primary mission of the Missouri Board of Pharmacy is to serve and protect the general public, and they aim to fulfill this mission by providing a regulatory system that is within easy access. This system helps ensure that licenses are issued only to qualified individuals and that high standards for pharmacy practice are met.

The Board is comprised of seven members, six of whom are licensed pharmacists currently practicing in the State of Missouri and one representative of the general public. The Governor appoints all members to a five-year term.

Contact Details

Website: www.pr.mo.gov/pharmacists.asp

Office:573-751-0091
Fax:573-526-3464
Email: [email protected]

Kimberly Grinston
Executive Director
PO Box 625
Jefferson City, MO 65102


28. Montana Board of Pharmacy

The Montana Board of Pharmacy, based in Helena, provides licensure and renewal for all pharmacists within the state. They handle regulations and requirements for all related practices, including distribution and ongoing education. The board also has rehabilitation programs for members with addiction problems. For the licensure, they offer two distinct application types: individual and facilities. The board's coverage extends to other personnel types, such as wholesalers, internships, and pharmacies.

Contact Details

Website: www.boards.bsd.dli.mt.gov/pha

Office:406-841-2371
Fax:406-841-2355
Email: [email protected]

Marcie Bough
Executive Director
PO Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513


29. Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Licensure Unit

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is the official state licensing agency, and is based in Lincoln. They provide medical aid for single patients and families, and are also responsible for the control and distribution of all pharmaceuticals. It is the Board that determines the requirements for approved pharmacists and other support staff, including pharmacy technicians and internships. If you are planning to practice in the state, or become an intern, visit them learn more about proper application.

Contact Details

Website

Office:402-471-2118
Fax:402-471-8614
Email:[email protected]

Kathie Lueke
Office Administrator
PO Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986


30. Nevada State Board of Pharmacy

The Nevada State Board of Pharmacy is the regulating body in the state of Nevada; it is based in Reno. They handle certification for new applicants and renewals for existing members. The board approves or revokes the licensure. They also deal with the investigation of complaints by customers and disciplinary action for violations. If you are a patient or customer, you can call the board for complaints or concerns. You can also find out which pharmacies near you are officially registered.

Contact Details

Website: www.bop.nv.gov

Office:775-850-1440
Fax:775-850-1444
Email:[email protected]

Larry L. Pinson
Executive Secretary
431 W Plumb Ln
Reno, NV 89509


31. New Hampshire Board of Pharmacy

The New Hampshire Board of Pharmacy is the state's official qualification board for pharmaceutical work. Based in Concord, they check on all applicants to see who can be licensed. They also handle renewal of licenses for existing members. The Board keeps a close eye on any ongoing education done by approved members. This includes those working in therapy, medicine, and body work. Visit them if your practice is or will be involving prescriptions and pharmaceuticals of any kind.

Contact Details

Website: www.oplc.nh.gov/pharmacy/

Office:603-271-2350
Fax:603-271-2856

Michael Bullek
Board Administrator/Chief of Compliance
Office of Professional Licensure & Certification
121 S Fruit St, Suite 401
Concord, NH 03301-2412
Email: [email protected]


32. New Jersey State Board of Pharmacy

The New Jersey State Board of Pharmacy is New Jersey's official regulation board, and is based in Newark. They ensure proper certification for qualified pharmacists, and handle those who violate official state regulations. They keep a directory of all verified applicants, along with issued disciplinary actions. Their applicants can be pharmacists, technicians or pharmaceutical organizations working in and out of the state. Visit them if you are looking for approved and registered pharmacies near your home, or if you have any concerns regarding a licensed practitioner.

Contact Details

Website: www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/phar

Office:973-504-6450
Fax:973-504-6326
Email: [email protected]

Anthony Rubinaccio
Executive Director
PO Box 45013
Newark, NJ 07101


33. New Mexico Board of Pharmacy

The New Mexico Board of Pharmacy is the regulating body in charge of all pharmaceutical-related work and substances in the state of New Mexico. They handle the enforcement and protection of public health by ensuring proper pharmaceutical practice. They also restrict and control the distribution of dangerous substances, and conduct investigations and disciplinary action for those in violation of its laws. If you suspect this of any registered pharmacists, visit the Board to file an official complaint.

Contact Details

Website: www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/Pharmacy.aspx

Office:505-222-9830
Fax:505-222-9845
Email: [email protected]

Cheranne McCracken
Executive Director/Chief Drug Inspector
5500 San Antonio Dr NE, Ste C
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone: 505/222-9838


34. New York State Board of Pharmacy

The New York State Board of Pharmacy is the official government regulatory body for all pharmacies in the state. Based in Albany, they keep track of each licensed member or organization, and enforce a set of guidelines on accredited members' conduct or service. The board offers different application forms and handles both written and online prescriptions by their registered members. They have special licenses for members planning to engage in collaborative drug therapy management. Visit them if you have any plans to work in pharmaceutical practice.

Contact Details

Website: www.op.nysed.gov/prof/pharm/

Office:518-474-3817 Ext. 130
Fax:518-473-6995
Email: [email protected]

Kimberly A. Leonard
Executive Secretary
89 Washington Ave, 2nd Floor W
Albany, NY 12234-1000


35. North Carolina Board of Pharmacy

The North Carolina Board of Pharmacy is the official pharmaceutical regulatory body for in the state and is based in Chapel Hill. They handle the licensure of pharmacists, technicians, researchers, and interns. Application can be approved either through official state examination or by reciprocity. For those looking for registered facilities, the board keeps an online directory of approved applicants. This covers both the personnel and the pharmacy itself. Visit them if you are looking for the nearest registered pharmacy.

Contact Details

Website: www.ncbop.org/

Office:919-246-1050
Fax:919-246-1056

Jack W. "Jay" Campbell IV
Executive Director
6015 Farrington Rd Suite 201
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Email: [email protected]


36. North Dakota State Board of Pharmacy

The North Dakota State Board of Pharmacy is the state's official government regulatory body. They are based in Bismarck. The board handles all licensure and permit processes for professional pharmaceutical work. Their services include verification, renewal, and printing of all certificates. The board also caters to veterinarians and third-party logistics providers, both for licensure and annual renewal. If you are planning to work in a pharmaceutical practice in North Dakota, visit them for registration. You may also visit them if you have any complaints regarding licensed pharmacists.

Contact Details

Website: www.ndboard.pharmacy/

Office:701-328-9535
Fax:701-328-9536
Email: [email protected]

Mark Hardy
Executive Director
1906 E Broadway Ave
Bismarck, ND 58501-1354


37. State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy

The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy, located in Columbus, is the local governing regulatory body for pharmaceutical practice. They handle the licensing, and determine the requirements needed for professionals to work in the state. They also investigate any complaints or violations made about or by members of the practice. Their coverage not only extends to pharmacists, but also to facilities and technicians. If you want to become an intern or work in a registered practice, visit them to know more about the process and the nearest registrants.

Contact Details

Website: www.pharmacy.ohio.gov/

Office:614-466-4143
Fax:614-752-4836
Email: [email protected]

Steven W Schierholt
Executive Director
77 S High St, Room 1702
Columbus, OH 43215-6126


38. Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy

The Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy is one of the bodies responsible for protecting public health in the state. They monitor and regulate all pharmaceutical practices, including all first-party licensees and facilities. They have a directory of over 18,000 registrants. They also investigate any concerns or complaints made by patients or their families, following up with the applicable necessary disciplinary actions. If you are a first-time applicant, visit them for a bi-annual licensing or other renewal and registration services.

Contact Details

Website: www.ok.gov/pharmacy/

Office: 405-521-3815
Fax: 405-521-3758
Email: [email protected]

Chelsea Church
Executive Director
2920 N Lincoln Blvd, Ste A
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-3488


39. Oregon State Board of Pharmacy

The Oregon State Board of Pharmacy is the official regulating government body in charge of all pharmaceutical work in the state. They are based in Portland, and approve, reject, or revoke the applications and licenses of all professional pharmacists. This also extends to facilities such as pharmacies and out-of-state distributors. They also handle the proposal and approval of any pharmaceutical-related rules such as requirements for licensure. Visit them for any information regarding registry for full-time practice.

Contact Details

Website: www.oregon.gov/Pharmacy/pages/index.aspx

Office: 971-673-0001
Fax: 971-673-0002
Email: [email protected]

Marcus "Marc" Watt
Executive Director
800 NE Oregon St., Suite 150
Portland, OR 97232


40. Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy

The Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy is the regulatory body for all pharmacies and pharmacists in the state of Pennsylvania. They protect and enforce the welfare of local citizens by presiding over the licensure of professional pharmacists and their personnel. The coverage includes pharmacies, distributors, internships, and technicians. Visit them in Harrisburg if you have any concerns or complaints regarding licensed pharmacists. You can also contact their office to learn more about the nearest registered pharmacies in your local area.

Contact Details

Website: www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/Pharmacy/Pages/default.aspx#.VjO9WGeFO7M

Office: 717-783-7156
Fax: 717-787-7769
Email: [email protected]

Melanie Zimmerman
Executive Secretary
PO Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649


41. Puerto Rico Board of Pharmacy

The Puerto Rico Board of Pharmacy provides licensure and renewal for all applicants or existing members in the commonwealth. They regulate all related personnel and the substances that are distributed. They are based in Santurce, and provide all applicants with the guidelines and necessary requirements for approval. This includes ongoing training, pharmacist to technician ratio, and maintenance certificates. If you are planning to work there, visit them for more information regarding the license and registry.

Contact Details

Office: 787-765-2929 Ext 6641
Email: [email protected]

Agustín González-Rivera
Executive Director
Department of Health, Call Box 10200
Santurce 00908
Email: [email protected]


42. Rhode Island Board of Pharmacy

The Rhode Island Board of Pharmacy is based in Providence. They handle the regulation and licensure of all of the pharmacists in the state. This includes annual renewals, internship application, and disciplinary action for regulation violators. They cater to any complaints from patients or their families. They also have a directory of previously issued disciplinary actions for historical reference. If you have any problems or concerns regarding a registered pharmacy in your neighborhood, visit the board for proper filing of complaints.

Contact Details

Website: www.health.ri.gov/licenses/detail.php?id=275/

Office: 401-222-2837
Fax: 401-222-2158

Peter Ragosta
Chief Administrative Officer
3 Capitol Hill, Room 205
Providence, RI 02908-5097
Email: [email protected]


43. South Carolina Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation – Board of Pharmacy

The South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation's Board of Pharmacy can be found in Columbia. This group handles the registration of all professional pharmacists and pharmacies in the state. This includes licensing and accreditation of personnel like interns and pharmacy technicians. They also handle the restriction of specific dangerous substances. If you want to register or renew your existing license, visit them for more information. You can also talk to them regarding ongoing professional training or the provision of card licenses.

Contact Details

Website: www.llr.state.sc.us/pol/pharmacy/

Office: 803-896-4707
Fax: 803-896-4596

Lee Ann F. Bundrick
Administrator
Kingstree Bldg, 110 Centerview Dr.
Columbia, SC 29210
Email: [email protected]


44. South Dakota State Board of Pharmacy

Based in Sioux Falls, the South Dakota State Board of Pharmacy is the governing regulatory body of the state. They handle the official registration and licensure of pharmacies and their personnel. This includes handling requirements such as training and abiding by the laws. The board is charge of the applications for potential practitioners and interns. If you want to become a professional pharmacist in South Dakota, visit them for more information for a successful application.

Contact Details

Website: www.pharmacy.sd.gov/

Office: 605-362-2737
Fax: 605-362-2738

Kari Shanard-Koenders
Executive Director
4001 W Valhalla Blvd, Ste 106
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
Email: [email protected]


45. Tennessee Board of Pharmacy

The Tennessee Board of Pharmacy is based in Nashville, and handles the application for pharmacists and pharmacies within the region. They can help you with licensure and renewal on an annual basis. They also have an official online application form to make the process smoother and easier. This online application includes all necessary requirements for internship, examination, or reciprocity. If you are planning to be a practitioner or wholesaler, visit their website to start today. You can also contact their office for additional details regarding the exams.

Contact Details

Website: www.tn.gov/health/health-program-areas/health-professional-boards/pharmacy-board.html

Office: 615-741-2718
Fax: 615-741-2722

Reginald "Reggie" Dilliard
Executive Director
665 Mainstream Dr
Nashville, TN 37243


46. Texas State Board of Pharmacy

The Texas State Board of Pharmacy is the governing regulatory body for all pharmacists practicing in the state. Based in Austin, they handle applications for individuals interested in internship as students or on-the-job training. They also regulate and enforce all relevant policies and guidelines for registrants, including requirements for application. Want to be a researcher or intern for a registered pharmacy? Visit the board for details on how to do so. You can find out about their certification and directory of approved members.

Contact Details

Website: www.pharmacy.texas.gov/

Office: 512-305-8000
Fax: 512-305-8082
Email: [email protected]

Allison Vordenbaumen Benz
Executive Director/Secretary
333 Guadalupe, Ste #3-500
Austin, TX 78701
Email: [email protected]


47. Utah Board of Pharmacy

The Utah Board of Pharmacy is based in Salt Lake City. They handle online and offline registration for licenses in all pharmaceutical-related businesses and personnel. Online registration covers first-time applicants as well as those planning to renew their current license. They also cater to those planning to reinstate their licenses, although this must be conducted manually. If you want a quick registration process to practice right away, visit their website for more information. You can also learn about their official statutes and rules for interested or existing members.

Contact Details

Website: www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/pharmacy.html

Office: 801-530-6628
Fax: 801-530-6511
Jennifer Zaelit
Bureau Manager, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6741
Email: [email protected]


48. Vermont Board of Pharmacy

The Vermont Board of Pharmacy is the official licensing and regulation body for all pharmaceutical stores and personnel within the region. They are responsible for the safety of public health by monitoring substances and distributors. Based in Montpelier, they oversee all applications and the fulfilment of requirements for different forms. This includes first-time licensure, renewal, internship, or facility work. If you are planning to run a, or work in a pharmacy, visit the board for details and locations of the nearest registered members.

Contact Details

Website: www.sec.state.vt.us/professional-regulation/list-of-professions/pharmacy.aspx

Office: 802-828-5032
Fax: 802-828-2465
Email: carr[email protected]

Carrie Phillips
Executive Officer
89 Main St, Third Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-3402


49. Virgin Islands Board of Pharmacy

The Virgin Islands Board of Pharmacy is a regulating body for all pharmacies and related personnel within the state. They also handle any complaints filed against pharmacies and conduct any necessary disciplinary action. If you want to become a licensed pharmacist, intern, or technician, they will handle your applications. This applies to both single-party personnel and facilities like wholesalers and distributors. Visit them for more information about the requirements and the process, or if you have any problems with currently registered facilities.

Contact Details

Website: www.dlca.vi.gov/consumeraffairs/

Office: 340-713-6803

Deborah Richardson-Peter, MPA
Director, Office of Professional Licensure and Health Planning
3500 Estate Richmond
Christiansted 00820-4370
Email: [email protected]


50. Virginia Board of Pharmacy

The Virginia Board of Pharmacy is in charge of watching over the services and substances prescribed by healthcare professionals. This includes the licensure of all personnel in pharmaceutical work, as well the facilities themselves. The Board is based in Henrico, and is part of the Virginia Department of Health Professions. They handle all applications and important news regarding dangerous substances. If you have any concerns with a product from the pharmacy, visit them to get the answers you need.

Contact Details

Website: www.dhp.virginia.gov/pharmacy/

Office: 804-367-4456
Fax: 804/527-4472
Email: [email protected]

Caroline Juran
Executive Director
Perimeter Center, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233-1463


51. Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission

The Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission is the official licensing and regulatory body for all pharmacies. They are in charge of monitoring both the personnel and the substances. It is the Commission who handles all applications and checks requirements necessary for individuals or organizations to be certified. They also handle any complaints regarding licensees and facilities. If you want to be a pharmacist in Washington, contact them for more details. You can also visit their site for updates and news regarding relevant laws.

Contact Details

Website: www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/ProfessionsNewReneworUpdate/PharmacyCommission

Office: 360-236-4946
Fax: 360-236-2260
Email: [email protected]

Steve Saxe, RPh, FACHE
Executive Director
PO Box 47852
Olympia, WA 98501
Email: [email protected]


52. West Virginia Board of Pharmacy

The West Virginia Board of Pharmacy is based in Charleston and handles all licensing concerns of pharmacy practice. You can visit their website to apply for certification, renewal, or even check your own application status. The site updates with relevant news about current laws or dangerous substances. They can also help you with ongoing professional training and education, as required of all licensed members. Check them out if you want to learn more about the requirements of being a pharmacist in West Virginia.

Contact Details

Website: www.wvbop.com/

Office: 304-558-0558
Fax: 304-558-0474

Michael L. Goff
Acting Executive Director
2310 Kanawha Blvd E
Charleston, WV 25311
Email: [email protected]


53. Wisconsin Pharmacy Examining Board

The Wisconsin Pharmacy Examining Board is the official examination and licensing body for all health care professionals in this state. They set up the necessary requirements to work in-or lead-a pharmacy. This includes licensure for all relevant personnel, including interns and technicians. They have an official program to assist professionals with addiction problems. All possible exams for personnel or renewal of license are also conducted here. If you want to be a pharmacist in Wisconsin, visit their website for more information.

Contact Details

Website: www.dsps.wi.gov/pages/BoardsCouncils/Pharmacy/Default.aspx

Office: 608-266-2112
Fax: 608-267-0644
Email: [email protected]

Dan Williams
Bureau Director
PO Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708-8935


54. Wyoming State Board of Pharmacy

The Wyoming State Board of Pharmacy is the state's official governing body for all pharmaceutical practice. They are in charge of monitoring and regulating substances, and the people authorized to sell them. Those who want to obtain a license must apply for it through this board, regardless of whether it is for full facilities like wholesalers, or personnel like pharmacists. They offer limited online renewals and applications. If you want to start a pharmacy in Wyoming, visit their website to for more information. You can also find an online directory of approved licensees.

Contact Details

Website: www.pharmacyboard.wyo.gov/

Office: 307-634-9636
Fax: 307-634-6335
Email: [email protected]

Mary K. Walker
Executive Director
1712 Carey Ave, Suite 200
Cheyenne, WY 82002